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by Bill Pearis
Toronto musician Josh Korody is a busy guy. He plays in bands Beliefs and WISH but has also been working on a solo project called Nailbiter whose debut album, Formats, is out Friday (9/25) via Hand Drawn Dracula. Taking inspiration from late-'80s/early-'90s industrial (and maybe a little DJ Shadow), Nailbiter is more about dark forboding atmosphere than song structure or hooks. And on that level it totally works, and would make an excellent soundtrack to a gruesome Halloween haunted house, next nightmare, horror film, etc. You can check out the whole album, which premieres in this post, below.
Nailbiter and Beliefs will bothl be playing NYC during CMJ. Beliefs play the Hand Drawn Dracula/Bella Union showcase at Palisades on October 14 with Landshapes, Doomsquad and Vallens. Tickets to that show will be available soon. Beliefs and Nailbiter will both play an unofficial show at Alphaville on October 15 with Ringo Deathstar, Dead Leaf Echo, Lazyeyes, and Vallens. That show is $10 at the door.
All Nailbiter and Beliefs tour dates are listed below.
This Sunday (11/11) is the third-annual Tinderbox Music Festival which "powerful, diverse, and innovative female artists and female-fronted bands." We already mentioned that the line-up includes headliners Cocorosie but will also feature Jean Grae (who playes the Hurricane Sandy benefit at Knitting Factory on Thursday), Selebrities, Lili Haydn, Computer Magic, Hard Nips and more. Full line-up, which takes over all three stages at Webster Hall, is below.
Like the two years past, Tinderbox fest goes to support the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Girls Write Now, and the Tinderbox Songwriting Workshop, but this year part of the net proceeds will go to New York Cares helping with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. Tickets ($25) are still available. We're also giving a pair of tickets away and details on how to enter are below.
Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything Eveything, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.
One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).
A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.